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Wordless(ish) Not-Wednesday: Ersatz Meringue

Monday, January 28th, 2019

T’s Shortbread Revisited

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

summary: revision of T’s shortbread; rice flour is the key; taking the lead from a recipe in “Beyond the Great Wall” by Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford; new fridge magnet; time for more magnetic poetry; We just finished the last of T’s Christmas shortbread. (Waahhh!! Does that mean Christmas is over? ) As always, it […] Continue reading »

Almost Wordless Not-Wednesday: Fruitcake

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

One of our friends loves this card – she imagines that she doesn’t like fruitcake. Poor her! She clearly hasn’t tried Mum’s fruitcake! Every year, my sister P sends us cake made from (mostly) Mum’s recipe. We keep the cake until the following Christmas, because aged cake always tastes better.

In the Heat of the Night (BBB August 2018)

Friday, August 17th, 2018

summary: recipe for Yeasted Blueberry Coffee Cake; brioche; hot weather baking; information about Bread Baking Babes; At ten minutes to three in the morning, the city of Wells lay inert, hot and stagnant. Most of its eleven thousand people tossed restlessly; the few who couldn’t sleep at all damned the fact that there was no […] Continue reading »

Get the coffee on! We’re baking Nazook! (BBB March 2018)

Friday, March 16th, 2018

summary: recipe for Nazook/Gata; shaping fun; dilemma about commercial yeast or wild yeast; making substitutions; a Bread Baking Babes project; Bread Baking Babes (BBB) March 2018: Nazook Easter is approaching, so Kelly (A Messy Kitchen) cleverly chose an Assyrian confection, Nazook (or should it be spelled Nazuk? Or is it Nazouk? Or perhaps it’s Nakhshoon…). […] Continue reading »

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